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commitment, where we are today, in protecting the environment? >> well, it says that the protection of environment goes up and down in america. basically because of the attitude of the president. and when president reagan came in, he removed the solar panels and sent them to a college up in, i think, connecticut. now we have one of the solar panels at the carter center, the museum, and number one producer of solar panels in the world in china, also bought one of the solar panels. so they have brought a lot of money in for that small college. we need to have consistency in america and committing ourselves to preserving the environment, protecting us from global warming which is real and we need leadership coming from the white house every day saying we need to do something about global warming. that hasn't happened yet. my hope is in president obama's second term he'll be the leader of the world and not lagging behind the other nations in doing something about global warming. >> you're a nuclear engineer at one point, promoted nuclear energy. how do you make the distinction between n
making the environment cleaner and better from a government's he perspective. how do you attract businesses and money and private investment into climate change and protecting the environment? >> well, i think they need certainty. what i hear from businesses is -- i've been doing this almost 23 years. we need certainty. we want to invest or money, but we want to know the rules aren't going to change. if carbon pollution is a bad thing, which we know we need to control it, that i'm not going to be disadvantaged because i'm clean. in fact, it would be great if i'm advantaged, but don't put me on a playing field that makes it harder for me to compete. i think what we have to do, we find businesses all over the country cutting their energy use, cutting their water use, increasing their profits by doing it. we have to lift them up, because they can show the way for other businesses that might be too small or too busy to realize the opportunities are there. >> what's your plan for the second term? are you sticking around? >> you know what? what i can say is i'm very committed to these
're doing here and the implications on the overall security environment own the careen peninsula as well as in asia. martha: molly henneberg is live. north koreans may have run into a snag with this launch plan which may be biding some time. what can you tell us about it? >> reporter: martha, a weather snag. snow may have slowed north korea's efforts to put the missile together on the launch pad although the latest satellite pictures suggest it may be ready for liftoff if they decide to go ahead with it on monday. it appears all three parts of the rocket are mounted on the launch pad. north korea has tried four times since 1998 to launch a three stage rocket successfully but have been unsuccessful at it. officials say the north koreans gain more information each time they try. north korean leader kim jong-un believed to want to try the launch over next couple weeks because in part because the anniversary of his father's death falls into that time frame. mortgage that. martha: we know our u.s. navy has been mobilizing to that region in preparation for this and ahead of this. what do we kn
combat operations for over ten years, they're all veterans of this environment, and unfortunately it is a reminder that the taliban and al qaeda and those terrorist organizations like them in some cases have been involved and they remain a threat. >> so you want to win, but then how do you negotiate? how do you first establish contact with either terrorists, smugglers, members of the taliban? how does that happen? >> well, the reports say this is a combined operation. we have afghan, u.s. intelligence forces. it is very difficult, the environment is difficult to gain credible intelligence. but i think they're doing the best they can. it is a difficult mission. sequestration is going to have an effect on the force. i think we should all be aware that forces like these are enormously expensive, they're enormously risky. and if we're going to conduct the operations, we have to do it right and give our troops that are in harm's way rules of engagement that makes sense and support they need to win. >> what is the riskiest part? >> well, in this case, the riskiest part is the loss of li
they help. here he is. >> if you go forward you will create a environment involving labor issues this could rise to the lebl level where i might not keep it off my agenda. i'm not happy about being in this situation. >> he has the responsibility as our leader avoiding this kind of a cliff. it is not, it is not good enough to be for him to say liks behind us. this will do the opposite. martha: there is the scene there. that is a live shot this morning. we were told there would be perhaps thousands of people gathering on the scene. certainly seems to becoming out to be that kind of a turnout. take a look at that this morning, 9:01 eastern time in lansing, michigan. the governor is set to sign this into law later today. it will become the 24th right to work state in the nation. this is growing trend across the united states. you look at states like michigan and wisconsin, both very big union states where this is a real, perhaps, turning point in this fight. mike tobin on the ground live at the capital in lansing. what is happening now, mike? >> reporter: well, it is interesting, martha, top de
and take. in that environment, commonplace is essential. it -- if you go through the last campaign, it is not that big of an area. compromise is required. give-and-take -- people have to accept some things they do not like as part of a larger agreement. i would say getting a comprehensive agreement now that resolve's many of these issues would at least reduce the constant threat of government shutdown. that is why this is so important going forward. >> i would remind everybody we have threats of government shut down in the past -- the famous showdown with newt gingrich and clinton. when you have divided government, you have clashes of major philosophical difference. the key is being able to have an element of compromise as part of that process. that is exactly the place we are in right now, trying to find that point. >> the best model for all of you who are working so hard on this may well be speilberg's movie about lincoln. lincoln made deals. you know what, he achieved great, great goals. it goes to the point you are making -- politicians are supposed to play politics, that is no
, weaken the leverage the unions have to create a safe work environment, and it's all a lot of millions of dollars they're bringing into our states and it's not creating any jobs. it's to rip down the middle class and take the american dream away. >> the governor has signed this into law but there are still demonstrations that are planned in your state. how long do you think you can hold up the public outcry? >> well, i along with a lot of republican friends and family i have are going to continue this conversation for two more years, until we can take a good look at the ballot system and we're going to use that and we're going to take back the republican party. this isn't the republican party i grew up with. since when is it a good thing to attack the middle class, attack labor and to bring michigan divided like he has? since when is that good and free and fair for everybody? it's not. >> andy potter, vice president of the michigan corrections organization and chair of the republican national advisory committee of seiu, thank you. i appreciate it. >>> i was born with a glass half full
are not in a position to do things that we otherwise would be in a position to do in terms of shaping the environment to prevent war. so in my view, america's fiscal picture increases the risk of conflict around the globe. maybe not always involving the u.s., but certainly the risks are increasing globally based on our fiscal picture. the fifth point i would want to make is that the budget deal requires us to deal with a full deck of cards. and those people who keep wanting to take things off the table, in my view, are not being rational in terms of addition and subtraction. and when i say a full deck of cards, that includes defense participating in deficit reduction. this cannot be in the case of defense a sledgehammer approach. it's going to take a long runway dealing with these issues over time to give the defense department, and they can make, in my view, very significant changes in the budget, but do it in a way that does not damage our security. doing it abruptly as the fiscal cliff does or in a very compressed time frame is not only inefficient, i think it endangers our security and our risk.
. have a safe and secure maritime environment, good for the economy, and good for the american people n my estimation this legislation fulfills that obligation. i urge its passage today. just briefly want to thank once gren mr. lobiondo for his in-- once again mr. lobiondo for his incredible work in bringing this legislation to passage. with that i reserve the balance of my time. . the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new jersey. mr. lobiondo: i rise in support of house resolution 825. 825 covers the coast guard through fear 2014, a level that allows the administration's requested military pay increase for fiscal year 2013 and provide for military pay increase for fiscal year 2014 at a level consistent with c.b.o.'s estimate on the rate of inflation. the bill provides funding for the coast guard of levels that will reverse the irresponsible cuts proposed by the obama administration and will ensure the service has what it needs to successful conduct its missions. the legislation includes critical provisions that will have the coast guard and its service members greater parity with
operations are safe and clean for our communities and the environment. we're america's natural gas. >>> two of the future stars of the republican party appeared together. last night. florida senator marco rubio received the second jack kemp leadership award. the first recipient was paul ryan. here they were. >> as you may know, marco is joining an elite group of past recipients for this award. two of us so far, i'll see you at the reunion dinner, table for two, know in good tables? >> thank you for your invitation for lunch from iowa and new hampshire. i will not stand by and watch the people of south carolina ignored. >> gloria borger, chief political analyst, little, i suppose, that is presidential primary humor there for these two? >> already. >> for these two potential republican candidates. these two men, they're in the midst of this discussion as to where the republican party needs to go next. how do their speeches last night fit into that discussion? >> well, first of all, they were at an event honoring jack kemp, who, of course, ran for the vice presidency and lost like paul ryan, a
serious like sexual assault, we have to basically get serious about an environment that could lead to sexual harassment. what is going on over there? >> yeah, basically, this is unprecedented. starting today, air force commands and supervisors in every work space, every public space, are going to be going through and inspecting it, scrubbing them for pictures, inappropriate pictures, scantily clad women on calendars, photos, even briefing slides that were shown in some training. they're going to be going through and trying to get rid of all of that. in fact, the air farce chief of staff said, quote, quite frankly if we ve 20% of our people who don't feel that they are fully respected and valued, then that's just not the air force we want to be. basically saying that a lot of women felt that they had to go along to get along, that there were jokes being told, photos out there that made them extremely uncomfortable, and they just could not get anyone to listen. >> and, chris, you know, you would think with all the awareness that the number of sexual assaults would be going down, but
want our gas guzzlers, and we know it's bad for the environment, but we love 'em. and they're so big, and they hit so many kids. but whatever, the white house responds by saying it's like anybody's investment portfolio, you've got winners and losers. and, you know, we tried, and they're not all going to be great and, of course, the press is going to focus on the ones that lose, and i imagine they would say this is another example of that happening. >> this is true. that's what they will say. the problem for the president is that the losers are very famous, and they're very notable. solyndra, and we've had solar firms, other solar firms, a123 battery is now famous because of the china sale going on right now. so for the president whatever he says about the unfairnesses of being judged by these failures, the truth is they stick out so much, and the president can say that over time the money that was given to other firms, other green firms is going to pay off and be a great success story. a failure of this magnitude, and it's such a politically-inconvenient time and geographic allocat g
environment and that is first till to create jobs. bill: what i'm reading here this is considered an appropriations bill in michigan and by law you can not challenge that in a referendum. we'll see whether or not that's the case based on what the judges say. but today what can you say about the future economy for michigan if this law stands? >> i think michigan's economy, that brighter days are ahead. i think this is a step in the right direction for jobs. i think it makes an open sign for michigan businesses and then also those businesses that want to look to locate in michigan. we're the automobile manufacturer of the world and we need to have a open sign on that. i think this is also a step that we will not take workers rights for granted. it is all about worker empowerment and worker choice. bill: it is an economic earthquake in michigan. thank you for your time. >> thank you very much. bill: all right. 18 past the hour. martha. martha: there are some new concerns about a hidden fee that is just coming to light to pay for obamacare. the $25 billion price tag on this little-kno
to listen yet, so we've just got to wait. that's obviously not a great environment to move things along. the optimists on both sides think we're going to get a deal, not by christmas, but by new year's. if you ask people, what's the next step? what gets things moving? it's still complicated, and nobody has a consensus on that. the biggest challenge is how you strike a deal this year that has some things left undone for next year. and there's all sorts of people thinking about different kinds of triggers, different kind of things that say, well, if congress doesn't do x, then y kicks in, but there's no agreement on what those need to be. there's going to be more revenue, but things like entitlement reform, tax reform, those things are still very unsettled. >> so senator tom coburn yesterday on "morning joe" became the latest to break rank, saying he could support president obama's tax proposal. coburn joins a growing chorus of republicans from outside the house of representatives, urging house leadership to clear the way for a broad deal that would include tax increases on the wealthy. h
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was to create the best business environment possible, create more and better jobs, and to make government smaller, smarter, and more efficient. we did things like that, agency consolidation, high tea consolidation, some of those common sense approaches that you would do more often that we do not see. those are things that are saving us millions of dollars. our i t consolidations are estimated to save $100 million over the course of the term and potentially next term. we also, in the same situation, have $2 an hour rainy day fund. -- $2 in our rainy day fund. it is really thinking about how we do things smarter, more efficiently, and using the technology and resources we have to make things more efficient and cost-effective for government. we reduced by $5 billion by passing a law that says we could not pass what was not funded. ours was not challenged in court, fortunately. we are looking at more pension reform. we have seven pension systems in the state. they are operated by different pension boards that have different rules, different structures, looking at the potential of having them
make this whole environment safer for everyone. >> bill: you know what always gets me, if you -- politically it seems to me, this should not be a liberal republican, conservative or democratic issue. >> you're right. >> bill: but as a -- if you look as a conservative and your goal is to get rid of government programs, that cost a lot of money, waste a lot of money and accomplish nothing boy number one on the list would be the war on drugs wouldn't it? >> you want to get rid of $2.6 billion being spenter year. -- spent every year. this is one agency. remember, the d.e.a. was created for one purpose. richard nixon put them together for only one purpose. that is the war on drugs. so you know, i know that we need some of those employees from d.e.a. to manage the pharmaceutical industry. so you dissect that small portion. and you send them over to food and drug. and you get rid of the rest of the enforcement side of the d.e.a. there is a couple million -- billion right there. we can get rid of it tomorrow. >> bil
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the environment at the agency. this is what the quote says. "the agency is a funny place. very insular. it's like middle schoolers with clearances." i want to get your take on that how does the cia culture play into this controversy surrounding this woman now? >> no question it's a very insular place by its very nature. they keep secrets. they have secret missions and secret goals. they achieve some. they are less successful with others. it's a very insular organization. i must tell you, when i read the quote, i not only cringed but i was offended. this notion of equating to middle school with clearances, look, these are people who work in the shadows. it's their choice to work in the shadows. but they do some very important work without which we wouldn't enjoy the military successes that we've enjoyed and diplomatic successes. their work is crucial. to equate this to a middle school squabble undermines the importance of the mission and dedication of the people out there. >> and when you look at this, you now have the movie. you have books. there are specials out. everyone very much interested in
before the end of the year hopefully. if the environment is poisoned like it was after the stimulus, after the health care debate, the next four years will be ugh low. >> that's true. the higher number of women increases the chances. we will see. >> i saw the women here smiling. we were talking about how collaborative they were. the guys, not so much. >> we don't smile. i agree. the more women the better. i'm agreeing with you. can i say nothing? i said the more women, the better. i'm agreeing with you. the more women, the less self destructive egos and getting to a deal. do you have a problem with that. >> no,i don't. >> go with it. i give up. >> all right. still ahead, hollywood mogul joins us on set and author sebastian younger will be here. more morning joe in a moment. ♪ for over 40 years, we've brought our passion for fine coffee and espresso to people everywhere. but one place was impossible, until now. our lattes, espresso and brewed coffee, now in your home from a machine like no other. and now $50 off through january 1st. the verismo® system, by starbucks. and now $50 o
and troubled environment. so there is so much to talk about in the innovation area. let me just mention a few things that we are focused on and then we can get to some questions. one, i think in the area we have been talking about unskilled workforce, how much there is a skill gap, skill gap, i think this is a critical issue. i think that for us to clear policies we probably need to do a little better in clearly defining challenge. first of all i don't think there's any question that the main recent that we are having higher unemployment right now is not structurastructura l. it is fundamentally difficult. it is fundamentally a lack of demand that is still in our economy as army passionate as we recover from the great recession. that said, that awareness, that recognition, that's ben bernanke and former ed lazar have all embraced our problems now are more about demand, construction, should not undermine the fundamental importance of dealing with skills or that we may face temporary or future skill gaps. i think there's three reasons why we should be focused on this. number one, even the unemp
was in a very, very dangerous environment. take us behind the scenes. what do folks in government tell these humanitarian workers when they go out there, because obviously they know the danger is involved. >> well, of course, wolf. all americans are warned not to travel to various areas, especially like a war zone like iraq and afghanistan. thank you you encourage them to register with the embassy and let them know of their movement when traveling outside of secure areas and then there's not much you can do. when you're confronted with this sort of dilemma, it's always a calculation. you're always looking at, what is the u.s. national interest? here we have u.s. forces on the ground. we are trying to establish safe zones so that the afghan people can get back to some sort of a normal civilian life. so a calculation was made that it was in the u.s. national interest to try and rescue this doctor. but it really is -- when you see a tragedy like this, you understand, these calculations, these risks that you must assess and sort of balance can have tragic outcomes. >> i know there's anothe
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